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20 years after the publication of Vital Remnants: America’s Founding and the Western Tradition, a book that set out to help America remember her vital roots in the western tradition, Dr. Gary L. Gregg II takes up the title of Vital Remnants once more to continue the mission of serving the future by remembering, thinking about, and learning from the great thinkers of the past. Join Dr. Gregg as he guides listeners through some of the most important texts in human history. Whether you are looking for help in reaching a long abandoned reading goal and continuing your life-long learning, or looking for leadership and life lessons from something deeper than the latest self-help book, Gregg brings a quarter of a century's worth of experience teaching leadership to help you along the way. Vital Remnants from our shared past await to inspire, encourage, and teach us today just as they changed the world we have inherited.

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Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-leadership-guide-to-the-prince/at_download/file

Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Republic here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-reading-guide-to-thinking-with-plato/at_download/file

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Vital Remnants McConnell Center

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20 years after the publication of Vital Remnants: America’s Founding and the Western Tradition, a book that set out to help America remember her vital roots in the western tradition, Dr. Gary L. Gregg II takes up the title of Vital Remnants once more to continue the mission of serving the future by remembering, thinking about, and learning from the great thinkers of the past. Join Dr. Gregg as he guides listeners through some of the most important texts in human history. Whether you are looking for help in reaching a long abandoned reading goal and continuing your life-long learning, or looking for leadership and life lessons from something deeper than the latest self-help book, Gregg brings a quarter of a century's worth of experience teaching leadership to help you along the way. Vital Remnants from our shared past await to inspire, encourage, and teach us today just as they changed the world we have inherited.

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive McConnell Center updates directly in your mailbox: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/r/C970CD2C3514492B

Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-leadership-guide-to-the-prince/at_download/file

Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Republic here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-reading-guide-to-thinking-with-plato/at_download/file

Please share any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns with us via email at connor.tracy@louisville.edu

    6.1 Alexis de Tocqueville in Space and Time

    6.1 Alexis de Tocqueville in Space and Time

    Vital Remnants, a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, walks you through great texts in human history.
    This season, join your host - the Center’s Director, Dr. Gary L. Gregg - as he leads an exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
    For this episode, Gary welcomes John Wilsey, PhD, to deliver a lecture titled "Alexis de Tocqueville in Space and Time."
    Dr. Wilsey, associate professor of church history and philosophy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series.
    "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell Center's 2023-2024 programming, focused on studying Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th century work, "Democracy in America."
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today.
    Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
    Find out more about this season: https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/tocquevilles-america-and-ours
    And learn more regarding the work of The McConnell Center: 
    www.mcconnellcenter.org
     

    • 49 min
    6.2 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | Getting Going

    6.2 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | Getting Going

    Vital Remnants, a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, walks you through great texts in human history.
    This season, join your host - the Center’s Director, Dr. Gary L. Gregg - as he leads an exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
    In this episode, Dr. Gregg starts the journey into what is considered one of the greatest books on democracy ever composed. 
    Find out more about this season: https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/tocquevilles-america-and-ours
    And learn more regarding the work of The McConnell Center: 
    www.mcconnellcenter.org
     
     

    • 1 hr 30 min
    6.3 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | Townships

    6.3 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | Townships

    Vital Remnants, a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, walks you through great texts in human history.
    This season, join your host - the Center’s Director, Dr. Gary L. Gregg - as he leads an exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
    For this episode, Gary welcomes John Wilsey, PhD, to discuss Chapter 5 and the theme of "townships." 
    "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell Center's 2023-2024 programming, focused on studying Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th century work, "Democracy in America."
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today.
    Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
    Find out more about this season: https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/tocquevilles-america-and-ours
    And learn more regarding the work of The McConnell Center: 
    www.mcconnellcenter.org

    • 1 hr 1 min
    6.4 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | The Judiciary

    6.4 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | The Judiciary

    Vital Remnants, a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, walks you through great texts in human history.
    This season, join your host - the Center’s Director, Dr. Gary L. Gregg - as he leads an exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
    For this episode, Gary welcomes John Wilsey, PhD, to discuss Chapter 6 and the theme of "judicial power." 
    "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell Center's 2023-2024 programming, focused on studying Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th century work, "Democracy in America."
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today.
    Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
    Find out more about this season: https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/tocquevilles-america-and-ours
    And learn more regarding the work of The McConnell Center: 
    www.mcconnellcenter.org

    • 1 hr 14 min
    6.5 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | The Press

    6.5 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | The Press

     
    Vital Remnants, a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, walks you through great texts in human history.
    This season, join your host - the Center’s Director, Dr. Gary L. Gregg - as he leads an exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
    For this episode, Gary welcomes John Wilsey, PhD, to discuss the theme of "the press." 
    "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell Center's 2023-2024 programming, focused on studying Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th century work, "Democracy in America."
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today.
    Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
    Find out more about this season: https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/tocquevilles-america-and-ours
    And learn more regarding the work of The McConnell Center: 
    www.mcconnellcenter.org

    • 1 hr 1 min
    6.6 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | The Dangerous Majority

    6.6 Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | The Dangerous Majority

    Vital Remnants, a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, walks you through great texts in human history.
    This season, join your host - the Center’s Director, Dr. Gary L. Gregg - as he leads an exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.
    For this episode, Gary explores the theme of "the dangerous majority." 
    "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell Center's 2023-2024 programming, focused on studying Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th century work, "Democracy in America."
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today.
    Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
    Find out more about this season: https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/tocquevilles-america-and-ours
    And learn more regarding the work of The McConnell Center: 
    www.mcconnellcenter.org

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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The defining American debate

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Dr. Gregg provides thought-provoking commentary and contemporary insights into these founding texts that bring these 200 year old text to life.

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